Stefana Fratila is a Romanian-born composer, dj, multimedia artist and writer based in Toronto, Canada. Since 2012, she has been creating sound work for dance, theatre, and public gallery spaces. Stefana has exhibited, performed and screened her work internationally, including e-flux (NY), the 2nd Kamias Triennial (Quezon City, Philippines) and Humber Galleries (Toronto). She recently completed the BRiC residency at the Banff Centre and finished her Master’s in Political Science at the University of British Columbia.
In 2014, she released a visual ep, Memory, and her debut cassette, Tristă cu Frică, via Genero Sound, a Vancouver-based feminist audio collective and label. In 2015, she released her first full-length record, Efemera, via Trippy Tapes with distribution by Montreal-based Summer Cool Music. In 2017, she released a single and video, Dancing, via Young Botanist Records, written in response to the gender-based violence she has experienced, envisioned in protest of the suffocating and unsafe environment of the male-dominated electronic music scenes, and that of the music industry more broadly. Most recently, she released “Swallowed Seeds/Knowing”, a 7" centred around violence, abuse and deception in intimate relationships -- particularly the lying, manipulating and deceiving of women (via Toronto-based label Bedroomer). Over the years, she has received critical acclaim for her artistic work by various media outlets, including: Exclaim, The FADER, Vice, and xlr8r.